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Is It Grief or Depression? Guest Post by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Do you ever struggle with deciphering whether you are feeling grief or depression? Do you wonder if you need a little extra help? It is so hard to know at times because we all grieve so differently. To kick off our new series on grief, I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Michelle Bengtson as our guest today. She has a unique insight both as a professional and as someone who understands deep pain. You can find her blogging over on...

When Holiday Traditions Hurt to the Core

Do you love the sweet rituals that the holidays bring but what happens when you find yourself in a place where the holiday traditions hurt?

Maybe you are a little bit like me, and planning for the holidays and creating lasting traditions is just who you are. Do you love the sweet rituals that the holidays bring but what happens when you find yourself in a place where the holiday traditions hurt? Maybe circumstances have made the traditions impossible, or someone is missing from the celebrations. Traditions once loved can now feel unbearable to carry on. Back in 2008, my heart ached at every step...

When You Know Holidays Will Be a Struggle

Does the mere mention of the upcoming holidays cause you to gasp for air, sweat profusely, or wish the season was over before it begins? Maybe you know up front the holidays are going to be a struggle; which makes it hard to look forward to them. However, understanding what helps can make a world of difference. What is your biggest struggle or challenge of the season? Skip the pat answers and go deep. The difficulty will be unique to...

Calm My Anxious Heart: How God Enabled Me to Trust: Guest Post by Julie Loos

Being still is hard, but when you have an anxiety disorder, your mind is always going. Asking an anxious person to be still is an oxymoron.

Do you have an anxious heart or trouble being still? Today I want you to meet, Julie Loos, a friend of mine who blogs over at Unmasking the Mess. She brings us a fresh perspective as she shares what it is like to be still in the midst of anxiety. She is my hero when she states her disorder has been a blessing. We all can take away some useful tips from her wise words. Thank you, Julie....

The Best Thing to Do When Life Is Difficult

Life is challenging, unpredictable and quite honestly painful at times. When life is difficult, we need to know what is the best thing to do.

Do you ever find yourself squeezing your eyes shut wondering if they might just pop out? Or clenching your hands so tight it leaves indentations on your palms? All the while – wishing, wishing, wishing – things were another way? When life is difficult, we need to know what is the best thing to do. Life is challenging, unpredictable and quite honestly painful at times. Knowing what we will do first when the pain feels like it will devour us whole,...

Helping Prevent Suicide – 5 Steps

Did you know we can all make a difference in helping to prevent suicide? Please take some time this week to learn how 5 action steps can help.

Did you know we can all make a difference in helping to prevent suicide? Today, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, and I am hoping you will join me in helping to prevent future suicides. By educating ourselves and spreading the word we will make a difference....